Will moving around scratch my HD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tongrd, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. tongrd macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2009
    Just a question I thought moving my MBP around whilst turned on might scratch the HD?
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    no but if it experiences enough shock the heads will crash and make the drive useless. I won't say that any little bump will do it but lets say probably a five foot drop will do it especially if there is disk activity at the time, which is why the MBP automatically parks the heads at relatively short intervals by default, or when it detects movement via the SMS.
  3. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    In other words yes.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just be careful and you will be fine.
  4. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    This is why your HD stops when you move your laptop around.

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